Pulau Pangkor Travel Guide
Spotting crabs in a bay on Pulau Pangkor
Spotting crabs in a bay on Pulau Pangkor
Monkeys grooming with a baby in the...
Early morning on Pasir Bogak beach
Looking down at Foo Lin Kong temple
Walking through the jungle
Peaceful, romantic, delightful beaches, great spa
The beach and water quality is not as good as in the East Coast beaches
In a nutshell
Good place for a some Family Fun in the Sun !
Boat trip around the bays
Taking a boat trip arond the bays is a great way to see more of Pulau Pangkor. We arranged a boat trip from Pasir Bogak - 150RM for a three hour trip which we thought was a fair price. The boat driver took us to several points of interest including a view of turtle rock and...
Jambatan Gantung - Suspension Bridge
A sign post on the side of the Pasir Bogak road signals the start of a short walk into the jungle to an old suspension bridge. When I visited in June 2012, the sign said closed for repairs but I decided to take a look anyway. Once into the jungle it was a pleasant walk as...
Wandering through Pangkor Town
Although there is a strong smell of drying fish, Pangkor Town has some interesting shops selling produce and supplies such as toiletries, a few decent cafes/restaurants and an excellent antique shop just at the edge of town on the corner heading to Pasir Bogak.Shop fronts...
Lin Je Kong Temple
Situated on a headland at the northern end of Coral Beach is Lin Je Kong Temple - one of the more bizarre sights on the island! The entrance to the temple is 'guarded' by oversized statues of cartoon characters. Inside the temple grounds are several shrines and incence...
Boat Building Industry on Pulau Pangkor
On the east side of Pulau Pangkor heading north from Sungai Pinang Kecil is a small boat building industry. Huge pieces of thick timber are piled high near the side of the road as a crew build a large vessel of wood using elementary tools. The workmen allowed us to walk into...
Foo Lin Kong temple 3 - Giant Carp
One expects to see ikan mas - gold fish - in ponds in south-east Asia but the fish I saw in the pond at Foo Lin Kong temple really took me by surprise. I was crossing the bridge spanning the pond when I saw a huge ripple almost a splash, in the water. Wondering what could...
Foo Lin Kong temple 2 - The Great Wall of China
Couldn't resist another series of photos taken at this temple - I've never been to China, but of course I've seen lots of inages of the Great Wall. At Foo Lin Kong temple, they have built their own mini version of the Great Wall curving its way up the hill against which the...
Foo Lin Kong temple 1
Foo Lin Kong temple is a large Chinese temple just off the main road at Sungai Pinang Besar, about 1.5 km north of Pankor Town. The brightly colored temple is well maintained in a beautiful garden setting. Perched on the roof are animals depicting horoscope signs. There is a...
Pangkor Island Beach Resort
4 Reviews and 426 Opinions I had not been to Pangkor for donkey's years but I did send me nephew and his new bride for a...
Chinese food: Eat nice & cheap in Pangkor Jati (Port)
If you stay at teluk nipah, morning is nothing can eat, please having your breakfast & take away from Pangkor 's Jati 2 (Port ) (Take the Pink colour Van- Rm5/person), over there is chinese small villange, more original food ,fresh & also can buy your souvenirs(dry seafood)...
Ferry to Pangkor
To avoid long queue, buy your ticket at 11 pm and above. You'll avoid long line of tourists and locals eager to get into the island. This also means you'll be able to roam around a half empty ferry on your way there.BTW, tickets to Pangkor are return tickets. On your way...
Pulau Pangkor to Kuala Lumpur
Return price of the ferry from Pulau Pangkor to Lumut is included in the price to get to the island. There are several morning ferries from Pangkor to Lumut. Once back on the mainland, it is a walk of less than 5 minutes from the fery terminal to the bus terminal. There are...
Bright Pink Taxis Everywhere
Transport on Pulau Pangkor involves clambering into a bright pink taxi - minivans with plenty of space for luggage. There is a throng of the taxis parked adjacent to the jetty terminal and large groups at the major beaches. Fares are reasonable 10 - 15RM from Pangkor Town to...
Chinese temples always fascinate me with a cast of colourful characters and technicolor treasures.The one near Pinang Kecil about a kilometre north of Pangkor Town is no exception. Just check out the tin man with the top hat in centre picture!
Snakes on the footpath!
I took a walk along Pasir Bogak one evening as the sun was going down. By the time I had reached the northen end it was quite dark so I decided to return via the footpath. About half way back I noticed an elderly couple who had stopped on the footpath about 50 metres ahead....
Take care on the roads
It is unlikely that you will be driving your own car on Pulau Pangkor, there are plenty of taxis at a good fare to get you round. But if you are riding a bicycle or motor bike around the island, take extra care on the road cutting across the north of the island. There is...
Be careful about where you are taken snorkelling
We asked at our accommodation and on the beach about arranging a water tour around the island and a chance to go snorkelling. We paid 150 RM for the trip and were told that we would be taken to several sights and bays - which we were - and that we would be able to go...
North Pangkor Forest Reserve
At the northernmost point of Pangkor is a forest reserve where you can sweat your way to the top of Bukit Pangkor Utara. The walk takes you through lush tropical jungle to 178m up from the beach way down below.
I have a great respect for gravity so I watched and waited in the wings for a week without worry whilst others went first.As there were no mishaps I figured that the operators had a fair idea what they were doing so I parted with some cash and asked to be taken for a ride...
World Jetski Championship in Pulau Pangkor!
One thing I certainly didn't expect to see on Pulau Pangkor was a round of the World Jetski Championships. Over the weekend we stayed on Pulau Pangkor, Pasir Bogak was a hive of activity as Jetski riders from around the world descended on the tiny beach. The locals were...
Flowers - big and bright
One of the things I love most about south-east Asia is the color of the flora. The flowers on Pulau Pangkor didn't disappoint. I went for a walk along some of the back streets and was impressed with the care taken by the locals in their front gardens. At the temples,...
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